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Oct. 23, 2021 Football: Otto-Eldred Cruises Past Sheffield; Fairview, Erie Earn Wins

Otto-Eldred's Ray'Shene Thomas. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick's work here

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Scoring the first four times it touched the football, including on its first three offensive plays, visiting Otto-Eldred brought an end to Sheffield’s season with a 77-0 whipping on a rainy Saturday afternoon on Wolverine Mountain.

The Terrors led 20-0 before the game was four minutes old and held a 37-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.

At one point in the opening quarter, Otto-Eldred had five touchdowns, including four on offense, but just three first downs thanks to a punt return for a score and a 1-yard touchdown run following a Wolverine fumble on a kickoff.

Otto-Eldred led 53-0 before Sheffield picked up its first first down, which came with 3:50 to play in the first half on an 11-yard Gage Mott-Macalush run. Prior to that run, the Wolverines had been held to negative 20 yards of total offense while turning the ball over four times.

By the time the first half was over, the Terrors led 60-0 and had outgained Sheffield 272 yards to 3 with 21 of those coming on the next-to-the-last play of the first half when Colby Barr hit Tony Richards with a long pass that Richards made a nice catch on at the Otto-Eldred 34-yard line that coupled with a personal foul on the Terrors gave Sheffield it’s best field position at the 19-yard line. But the final play of the half lost 11 yards.

Otto-Eldred had nine first downs in the first half to two by Sheffield in the half.

For the game, the Terrors outgained the Wolverines 382 yards to 49.

Hunter App had a big game for Otto-Eldred rushing 10 times for 166 yards and two touchdowns on runs of 52 and 67 yards.

Ryan Love also scored twice for the Terrors opening the scoring with a 38-yard run then catching a 40-yard pass from Gavin Jimerson. Those were the only two times he touched the ball.

Jimerson also ran for three touchdowns in addition to his passing score finding paydirt from one yard out, nine yards out, and 27 yards out.

Jimerson finished the game with six carries for 45 yards while going 5 of 7 passing for 59 yards.

His backup, Andrew Schenfield also had a rushing score of 27 yards and carried the ball six times for 53 yards while going 2 of 3 passing for 11 yards.

Otto-Eldred’s other offensive touchdown came on a 5-yard run by Ray’shene Thomas, while the Terrors also scored on a 46-yard punt return by Manning Splain and a 27-yard fumble return by Abram Austin.

The game ends an 0-8 season, including 0-5 in the D9 League North, for Sheffield where the Wolverines lost four times by at least 60 points, including twice by at least 70. They were outscored 496 to 28 on the year and will enter the 2022 season, presuming they field a team, having lost 11 straight while giving up 70 or more points four times during that streak.

Since the start of the 2017 season, the Wolverines are 2-35 while giving up an average of 48.5 points per game during those 37 games. Teams have scored at least 50 on Sheffield 18 times during that span, at least 60 nine times, at least 70 four times, and 86 once.

Otto-Eldred improved to 3-6 on the year and finished league play 2-3. The Terrors are at Cowaneseque Valley next week.

FAIRVIEW 49, TITUSVILLE 12

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Fairview built a 42-6 halftime lead en route to a 49-12 win over Titusville on Saturday.

Jared Gennuso ran for 140 yards and a pair of scores as five different Tigers found their way into the end zone.

Logan Frazao caught a touchdown pass from Vincent Campoli covering 28 yards, while Campoli also added a rushing touchdown.

Giovanni Natalie and Charles Chevalier also scored on the ground for the Tigers.

Titusville got a pair of rushing touchdowns from Jaxon Covell, who finished with 120 yards on the ground.

ERIE 49, OIL CITY 14

OIL CITY, Pa. – Jermaine Selby scored a pair of second-half rushing touchdowns as Erie scored the game’s final 27 points in a 49-14 win over Oil City.

After Oil City’s Ethen Knox scored on a 32-yard touchdown run to cut the deficit to 21-14, Selby scored two touchdowns and Adrian Tate another.

Marquell Darnell also caught a touchdown pass for the Royals.

Knox also scored on a 27-yard run in the first half for the Oilers.

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CURWENSVILLE 43, MOSHANNON VALLEY 20

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Curwensville moved to 5-4 on the season with a 43-20 win over visiting Moshannon Valley.

The Golden Tide broke open a close game at halftime by scoring 21 straight points in the third quarter.

Curwensville led 22-14 at the intermission but got three third-quarter touchdown runs from Dan McGarry.

It was a big night for the Golden Tide quarterback, as McGarry ran 13 times for 88 yards on the night while adding a touchdown pass. He was 11 of 17 for 141 yards tossing a 54-yard touchdown pass to Jake Mullins.

Thad Butler, meanwhile, added a pair of early touchdown runs to stake Curwensville to an early 15-0 lead. Butler ran 15 times for 179 yards and the two scores while catching three passes for 13 yards.

Mullins had five catches for 92 yards in the win.

Collin Jacobson led the Golden Tide on defense with 11 tackles with Butler, McGarry, and Jarett Anderson each adding seven stops. Anderson had a sack as well, while McGarry and Butler each intercepted a pass.

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